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Laura Siegemund

Laura Siegemund
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Full nameLaura Natalie Siegemund
Country (sports) Germany
ResidenceStuttgart, Germany
Born (1988-03-04) 4 March 1988 (age 33)
Filderstadt, West Germany
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro2006
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachAntonio Zucca
Prize money$3,360,788
Career record503-331 (60.3%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 27 (29 August 2016)
Current rankingNo. 58 (10 May 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (2016)
French OpenQF (2020)
Wimbledon2R (2019)
US Open3R (2016)
Other tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2016)
Career record246-156 (61.2%)
Career titles6
Highest rankingNo. 33 (14 September 2020)
Current rankingNo. 34 (10 May 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (2021)
French Open3R (2016, 2019, 2021)
Wimbledon3R (2019)
US OpenW (2020)
Other doubles tournaments
Olympic Games1R (2016)
Mixed doubles
Career titles1
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017, 2021)
French Open1R (2021)
WimbledonQF (2019)
US OpenW (2016)
Team competitions
Fed Cup1R (2017, 2019)
Last updated on: 10 May 2021.

Laura Natalie Siegemund[1] (born 4 March 1988, in Filderstadt) is a German professional tennis player.

She has won two singles and six doubles titles (including the 2020 US Open) on the WTA Tour, as well as 12 singles and 20 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit. On 29 August 2016, she reached her best singles ranking of world No. 27, and on 14 September 2020, she peaked at No. 33 in the doubles rankings.


Siegemund was born to parents Harro (an engineer) and Brigitta Siegemund. She has two siblings. She was introduced to tennis by her family at age three. Siegemund lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia from age four to seven and in Jakarta, Indonesia from nine to ten. She is fluent in German, English, and French, and in 2016, she completed her bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Hagen. Her tennis idol growing up was Steffi Graf.[2]


2000: Junior years

Siegemund won the Junior Orange Bowl in the "12 and under" age category as the first German since Steffi Graf in 1981.

2002-14: Contesting mainly on ITF Circuit

In 2002, Siegemund played her first events on the ITF Circuit. The following year, she contested her first WTA qualifying in Leipzig, Germany.

In 2004, she continued playing on ITF tournaments, and won her first ITF doubles title in 2005 in Darmstadt, Germany, and her first ITF singles title in 2006 in Lagos, Nigeria; and in that year also three other ITF doubles titles, but fell in WTA singles qualifying twice.

In 2007, she won one ITF doubles title, but fell in WTA singles qualifying once. She won three ITF doubles titles in 2008 and two ITF doubles titles in 2009, but fell in WTA singles qualifying at the US Open.

In 2010, she played her first WTA Tour main draw at the Swedish Open, falling in the first round as a qualifier. She also won four doubles titles on the ITF Circuit, but fell in WTA tournament singles qualifying once.

She won one ITF singles title in 2011, but fell in WTA singles qualifying nine times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open). In 2012, she won three singles titles and one doubles title on the ITF Circuit.

In 2013, she won three singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit, but fell in WTA singles qualifying once (again US Open).

In 2014, she won her first main-draw match on the WTA Tour at the Swedish Open in Båstad, defeating Yaroslava Shvedova in the first round. She won two singles titles and two doubles titles on ITF Circuit, but fell in the first round once and in WTA singles qualifying four times (incl. Roland Garros, Wimbledon, US Open).[3]

2015: Progressing into a first Grand Slam main draw

Siegemund got to the top 100 in the WTA ranking (finishing No. 90).

She reached the quarterfinals at the WTA Tour twice in Florianópolis, Brazil and in Kockelscheuer, Luxembourg. She reached the second round once; fell in the first round four times (incl. Wimbledon and US Open) and in qualifying five times (incl. the other two majors).

She won three WTA doubles titles and also won one singles and one doubles title on ITF Circuit.

In Wimbledon, she reached her first Grand Slam main draw after exiting ten times in the qualification rounds.[4]

2016: Breakthrough, first WTA title and mixed-doubles title

Siegemund at the 2016 US Open

At the Australian Open, Siegemund scored one of her biggest victories, defeating former world No. 1 Jelena Jankovi? in the second round in three sets.[5]

In April, she made an upset by reaching the final as a qualifier in Stuttgart, losing to compatriot and defending champion Angelique Kerber. On her way to this success she beat three top-10 players in a row (Simona Halep, Roberta Vinci and Agnieszka Radwa?ska), all of them in straight sets.[6]

At the Premier Mandatory Madrid Open, she reached as a qualifier the third round. After beating ninth-seed Svetlana Kuznetsova and Mirjana Lu?i?-Baroni she lost to Sorana Cîrstea.

At the French Open and in Wimbledon, she was knocked out in the first round.

In July, she won the first WTA title of her career in Båstad, the place where she played her first match on the WTA Tour in 2010. In the final, she defeated Kate?ina Siniaková in straight sets.[7]

She got to the quarterfinals at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

In September, she won her first Grand Slam title, winning the US Open mixed-doubles championship with Mate Pavi?.[8]

2017: First Premier title and injury

Siegemund at the 2017 Nuremberg Cup

After winning only one of nine matches on hardcourt, Siegemund started the clay-court season by reaching the semifinals of the Charleston Open.

She won her second career title in her hometown Premier event Stuttgart Open after a wildcard entry, defeating Kristina Mladenovic in the final in three sets.[9]

In May at the Nuremberg Cup, she suffered a knee injury which kept her out for the rest of the season.[10]

2018: Return to the tour

Siegemund made her return to the WTA Tour in April at the Charleston Open. She lost in the second round to tenth seed Naomi Osaka.[11] At the Ladies Open Lugano, Siegemund retired during her first-round match against Kathinka von Deichmann.[12] Siegemund received a wildcard to compete at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix as the defending champion. In the first round, she beat Barbora Strýcová.[13] She was defeated in round two by eventual finalist CoCo Vandeweghe.[14]


Siegemund reached the semifinals of the Bucharest Open in July.[15]


Siegemund began the season at the Auckland Open. She reached the quarterfinal where she lost to top seed and eventual champion, Serena Williams.[16] At the Australian Open, Siegemund was defeated in the second round by second seed Karolína Plí?ková.[17]

Playing for Germany in the Fed Cup tie against Brazil, Siegemund won both of her rubbers beating Teliana Pereira and Gabriela Cé. Those wins helped Germany win the tie 4-0 to advance to the Fed Cup Finals.[18] Coming through qualifying at the Qatar Open, Siegemund made it to the second round where she lost to top seed Ashleigh Barty.[19] Seeded fifth at the Indian Wells Challenger, Siegemund reached the quarterfinal where she was defeated by Vera Zvonareva.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tennis season was put on halt until August.

Siegemund returned to action in August at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo. She lost in the second round to fourth seed and eventual finalist, Anett Kontaveit.[20] Competing in the Czech Republic at the Prague Open, Siegemund was defeated in the second round by Sara Sorribes Tormo.[21] Playing one tournament before the US Open, the Western & Southern Open, Siegemund got through qualifying and reached the second round where she lost to fellow qualifier Vera Zvonareva. At the US Open, Siegemund was defeated in the first round by 16th seed Elise Mertens. However, in doubles, she and Vera Zvonareva won the title beating Nicole Melichar/Xu Yifan in the final.[22]

Siegemund reached the quarterfinal of a Grand Slam in singles for the first time at the French Open. Her run was ended by seventh seed Petra Kvitová.[23]

Siegemund ended the year ranked 50 in singles and 41 in doubles.


Siegemund started the year by playing at the first edition of the Abu Dhabi Open. She lost in the first round to Kirsten Flipkens.[24] Seeded sixteenth at the first edition of the Gippsland Trophy, Siegemund reached the third round where she was defeated by top seed Simona Halep.[25] At the Australian Open, Siegemund lost in the first round to tenth seed Serena Williams.[26] At the Adelaide International, she was defeated in the first round by seventh seed Yulia Putintseva.[27]

Getting past qualifying at the Qatar Open, Siegemund made it to the second round where she lost to eighth seed and two-time champion Victoria Azarenka.[28] In Dubai at the Dubai Championships, Siegemund was defeated in round one by Anastasia Potapova.[29]

Career statistics

Grand Slam performance timelines

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.



Grand Slam finals

Women's doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2020 US Open Hard Russia Vera Zvonareva United States Nicole Melichar
China Xu Yifan
6-4, 6-4

Mixed doubles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2016 US Open Hard Croatia Mate Pavi? United States CoCo Vandeweghe
United States Rajeev Ram
6-4, 6-4


  1. ^ "Athlete Information". 2013 Summer Universiade. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Getting to know Laura Siegemund". Tennis World USA.
  3. ^ "Laura Siegemund Bio". WTA.
  4. ^ "Siegemund vor Wimbledon-Debüt" [Siegemund before Wimbledon debut] (in German). 25 June 2015.
  5. ^ Beattie, Michael (21 January 2016). "Jankovic crashes to inspired Siegemund". Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Kerber ends Siegemund fairytale to defend Stuttgart title". Reuters. 24 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Siegemund Triumphs In Bastad". WTA. 24 July 2016.
  8. ^ "Pavic and Siegemund win U.S. Open mixed doubles". Eurosport. 9 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Siegemund seals Stuttgart title in Mladenovic epic". WTA. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "German Siegemund out for six months with torn ligament". Reuters. 26 May 2017.
  11. ^ Kane, David (4 April 2018). "Osaka seamless against Siegemund in Charleston". Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "Injured Mladenovic retires in Lugano, Kontaveit and Kuznetsova crash out". 12 April 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ Livaudais, Stephanie (24 April 2018). "Siegemund starts Stuttgart title defense with Strycova victory". Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ "Porsche Tennis Grand Prix: Laura Siegemund eliminated despite strong performance". 26 April 2018. Retrieved 2021.
  15. ^ "Siegemund slides into semifinals in Bucharest". WTA. 19 July 2019.
  16. ^ "ASB Classic: Serena Williams overcomes Laura Siegemund in quarter-final". 10 January 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ Kane, David (23 January 2020). "Pliskova seals Siegemund for Australian Open third round". Retrieved 2021.
  18. ^ "Porsche Team Germany qualifies for Fed Cup finals". 8 February 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  19. ^ Macpherson, Alex (25 February 2020). "Barty swishes past Siegemund in Doha debut". Retrieved 2021.
  20. ^ Livaudais, Stephanie (6 August 2020). "Kontaveit dodges Siegemund to reach Palermo last eight". Retrieved 2021.
  21. ^ "Top-seeded Simona Halep reaches Prague Open quarterfinals". 13 August 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  22. ^ "Siegemund, Zvonareva storm to US Open doubles title". 11 September 2020. Retrieved 2021.
  23. ^ Bairner, Robin (7 October 2020). "Kvitova moves past Siegemund into French Open semis". Retrieved 2021.
  24. ^ "WTA opener in Abu Dhabi: Sakkari wins, Siegemund loses". 6 January 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  25. ^ "Gippsland Trophy: Halep keeps rolling, Alexandrova upsets Swiatek". 3 February 2021. Retrieved 2021.
  26. ^ Kasabian, PAUL (7 February 2021). "Serena Williams Beats Laura Siegemund in Straight Sets at 2021 Australian Open". Retrieved 2021.
  27. ^ Carton, Hamish (23 February 2021). "YULIA PUTINTSEVA'S VICTORY OVER LAURA SIEGEMUND ENDS IN UNSAVOURY FASHION". Retrieved 2021.
  28. ^ Chowdhury, Priyabrata (3 March 2021). "Victoria Azarenka Pummels Laura Siegemund to March Into Round-4 of WTA Qatar Open". Retrieved 2021.
  29. ^ "Elena Rybakina Makes A Winning Start At Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships". 8 March 2021. Retrieved 2021.

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